Baywood Newsbearer

May 13, 2016

Principal's Message

Dear Baywood Families,

Our 3rd - 5th grade students start their SBAC state testing next week. This testing takes place over a two week period, and includes Language Arts and Math portions. Please help our school out with this important measure of accountability by making sure your child has regular attendance (any missed sessions must be made up on the day of return), is well rested and eats a healthy breakfast.

Thank you for your support!


Mrs. Jennifer Dinielli


Pillar: Fairness

5/16 - Lego Enrichment Class 2:55 (Station 16)

5/17 - Love and Logic Class 6:00pm - (Library)

5/17 - Teacher of the Year Board Meeting 6-9pm - SLCUSD Office rm. J2

5/18 - Bucketeers - 2:55pm (Music Room)

5/19 - Variety Show Rehearsal #1 - 2:50-4:00pm (MPR)

5/20 - Folk Song Friday - 11:40am - (MPR)

5/20 - STEAM Classes - SCRATCH - 2:50pm

5/26 - Baywood Open House - 5:30 - 8:00pm

(5:30-6:00pm PIZZA, 6:00-6:30pm MPR, 6:30-7:30 Classrooms)

6/3 - Retirement Celebration for the Fab Four - 3:30 - 5:00pm (MPR)


It was a fantastic year with Run Club! Thank you for the great participation! Please note that the last day of Run Club was Friday 5/13. There will not be any other meetings this school year. If your child attended Run Club please make sure that they are now coming to school no earlier than 9:10AM (Mon) 8:15AM (Tues-Fri). Thank you.

Baywood's Teacher of the Year

Please congratulate Mrs. Erin Clyburn on her selection as Baywood's Teacher of the Year! She was nominated by her colleagues and selected by a committee including Mrs. Dinielli, Heather Rauch PTA President, and Mrs. Dixon. Mrs. Clyburn teaches 4th grade and is our Instructional Coach at Baywood. She previously taught Kindergarten. She makes a big difference in the lives of kids everyday!

Join us for the Teacher of the Year Board Meeting to Show Mrs. Clyburn your support!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 6 pm

1500 Lizzie Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Room J2

Parent Requests for 2016-2017

The teachers at Baywood place children in classrooms according to the best interest of all students, both individually and collectively. We pay careful attention to creating balanced classes, and the challenge of this task prohibits our ability to honor specific teacher requests.

We understand that often there are circumstances known to parents/guardians that would be helpful for school staff when making placements. If you want to share this information with us, we will happily take it into consideration. Please complete this form or pick it up in the office. The form should be turned into the Baywood office by Friday, May 20. We appreciate your involvement in your child’s education and look forward to your input.

Retirement Celebration

We would like to invite you to join us in celebrating the Retirement of four wonderful Baywood educators on:

June 3, 2016

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Baywood Elementary School

Multi Purpose Room

Here's a little bit about our fab four...

Mrs. Kathleen Benedict

Years as SLP: 32, 27 in the schools

Age of clients: 12mos - senior citizens (3-18 in the schools)

What will I miss most about Baywood: Everything, especially the students and the staff!

Hobbies: Traveling, dancing, meeting new people, hiking, reading

Retirement Plans: Work privately as an SLP, travel, visit family and friends, join service organizations (e.g. WomanAde), upgrade and renovate my house!

Ms. Wendi Craig

Years in Education: 28

What grade levels or schools: 3, 4, 5 and 6 Sunnyside (13) and Baywood (15)

What will you miss most about Baywood: Baywood is Family! Everyone puts a smile on my face! :)

Hobbies: Travel, photography, pottery, gardening, reading, and eating

Retirement Plans: Doing all of the things listed above, plus spending time with family, friends, and nature.

Mrs. Paula Dishen

Years in Education: 33 (30 at Baywood)

What grade levels or schools: K, 1, 2, 8 (mostly first and second)

What will you miss most about Baywood: The students and the staff

Hobbies: Reading, walking, spending time outdoors, and shopping

Retirement Plans: Spending time with my family (I have a new grandbaby due in September!), travel, house projects, and relax!

Mr. Gordon Snapp

Years in Education: 31

What grade levels or schools: Two Schools: Skykomish School (Skykomish, Washington) and Baywood Elementary. Grade Levels: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

What will you miss most about Baywood: The kids and the staff.

Hobbies: Reading, hiking, bicycling, playing guitar, kayaking, and camping.

Retirement Plans: Move to Washington state; do lots of hiking, camping, and bicycling; play as much music as possible (maybe come back to Baywood for Folksong Friday!)

FREE ENGLISH CLASSES through Cuesta College

Cuesta College is offering FREE ENGLISH CLASSES (ESL) with FREE CHILDCARE in 3 locations.

Life & Work Skills (non-credit): Provides life/work skills, Improve job skills, gain confidence to speak English in your community, Increase involvement in your children's education. The Classes are in the evening.

Classes: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9/6/16 - 12/15/16 6:00pm - 8:50pm.


Los Osos Middle School

1555 El Morro Avenue Los Osos, CA 93402

Cuesta College

Hwy1, San Luis Obispo, Ca Office:3133B

Pacheco Elementary School

261 Cuesta Drive., San Luis Obispo, CA

For More information please call:

805-546-3941 or 805-546-3942

(Hours: Mon-Thurs 10:30am - 7pm Closed 2:30-3:00pm)

Academic ESL **Also Available for Credit**

Cuesta College

Hwy 1, San Luis Obispo, CA Office:3133B

For More Information Please Call: 805-546-3941

From Your PTA

We found a VP of Fundraising! Unfortunately, our VP of Communications is moving across the U.S. If you like to be on Facebook, twitter, and the internet and want to help keep Baywood families informed, let us know, we'd love to have you on our team!!